Q&A with Psychologist, David Sabine, PhD
Q: What is your current position?
I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Q: Can you describe private practice?
My work consists of doing both psychotherapy and neuropsychological testing, in which we have a diagnostic question. We do testing to try to answer that question. Sometimes it's about a problem relating to pressure or anxiety. Sometimes it might be related to brain behavior like a head injury or a seizure.
Q: How did you get started in this field and what kind of preparation does someone pursuing this career need?
I started out first as a pastor in the inner city. As I was working with some of the folks there, things came up that I just didn't have answers for. Those questions began to roll around in my head and led me to a real interest in human behavior and why people behave the way they do. So, I decided to pursue it in my education.
Q: What does a PsyD or PhD allow you to do?
The term psychologist is so broad. [Short Code Error: type value must be either online or ground]. If you think you have that set of skills and those interests, then this might be a wonderful way to spend your life work.